Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My turn to WHINE w/ WINE.

Why yes, yes I would! In fact I'm drinking Lindemans Pinot Noir ($4.99 on sale, thank you very much!)

Ok, it's my turn to whine. I know that it isn't necessary for me to spew out apologies for my cry-babyness, but I am sorry ahead of time that this post might seem like a BIG FAT DOWNER. I know deep down that my bloggy besties will "get it"...on some level or another, and for that...I love ya.

First things first:

I did NOT get Jimmy Kimmel Tix. Please cue Lykke Li's "Possibility." I knew it was like a 1 in a Twizillion chance, but I really got my hopes up. I seriously feel like I could cry. I wanted it sooo bad. I went to check my account status like I have done every 5 min for the past 4 days...only to see it still said "2 tickets pending" then a big fat "SOLD OUT" next to it. They did say to check back for cancellations, which you better believe I'll do!

If it was just that (lack of JK tix) I might be ok, but it's the culmination of things. As some of you know, I'm a hotel Concierge. I have been for the past 10 years. Last year our whole desk was outsourced. Basically it means another company (very popular 3rd party hotel/flight booking agency) bought the rights to our desk. Although I was able to technically remain a Concierge & transition with them...my pay is quite a bit less. My hourly dropped a couple of dollars, but I kept my chin up with the promise of good commission - this soooo isn't the case. I make quite a bit less, & it's all about selling and a lot less about being a Concierge. As soon as I realized this, I started looking for another job. At first I thought I could be picky...but with the severe demand for jobs nowadays, I wasn't hearing back from anyone. It's been a year now and I still haven't found another job. I know, boo-hoo...at least I have a job...BUT I'm barely scraping by. I am now applying for jobs I'm less interested in, solely for the fact that they pay more.

On top of this, I need a new lap top. As I speak, my screen is floppy and now my keyboard seems to all of a sudden have a thorn up it's ass. My parents and s/o were gracious enough to give me some $$$ to put towards a new lap top for my b-day, but I had to be realistic and put it in my savings account...since that has slowly been drained. Now that I'm passionate about this blog, I fear this "thing" taking a big shit on my head.

Going back to Twi-stuff for a bit...I SOOO want to go to the Twi Convention in LA. Like...bad.
To see these 2.....er.....3 peeps on one stage answering questions would, in my opinion, be mind-blowing.

New Eclipse Banner (isn't it a poster?)

...But have you seen the ticket prices?!? IF & only IF they release much cheaper tix for Sat evening (when the Twifecta will be there) I'd consider going. Heck, it's only a 2 hour drive North, and I could just drive home the same night..

Speaking of Los Angeles, have I mentioned that 100 Monkeys are playing at The Roxy on May 28th? Yup! But, ES & I aren't' going. It's an all ages show (no offense,) and we figure they're bound to play the Viper Room (21 & up) sometime in June, what with Jackson in town for Eclipse promotions....If we didn't see them, it wouldn't be the end of the world since we have seen them 4 times... but UGH...the shows are sooooooo fun!

Lastly....I really really really really really wanna go to:


or bust!"

I want to go to Forks like a fat kid wants cake. It's become so much less about going to the place that inspired SM while writing Twilight, and more about wanting to meet all of YOU. Each and everyone of you is so important to me. On top of that, I want to party like a rock star with my bloggy besties! Can you blame me?

I'm not sure if this is LKW or JJ...maybe it's texaskatherine
jk bitches *muah*

My Forks Motel room is reserved...did that A LONG TIME AGO. Basically because I'm not an idiot and I know hotels sell out...BUT, no flight. I can't afford it right now, and that DAMN Mother F*cker of a conscience wont justify me putting it on my credit card. F*ck you conscience! Speaking of Forks...if you like the shirt above and want to donate to a needy cause (us going to Forks) visit my Cafe Press Store! Or click the pic on the right hand side of our blog.

Wrapping this up...I do have a whole lot to be thankful for...and I think since I'm in a pissy mood (and it's NOT Thanksgiving) I'll save it for another post.



  1. Hey Jen

    that sucks about the job thing and totally see how you don't want to sell for a living since you liked being a concierge. Crossing my fingers for you something magical will come your way soon.
    Awesome about the 100 Monkeys!
    The LA convention is a dream. What are their general admission standing room only tix for? I know the front row prices are insane.
    You have to come to Forks. Can you and ES split the price on gas and drive up?seriously it's about 18 hours or a little bit more. Not too bad and it would be an awesome roadtrip for you two.

  2. I'm right with you! I totally thought I was gonna get tix to Jimmy Kimmel too...but I didn't :( And I am dying that I didn't just throw that $350 on my cc for the LA con, damn being responsible sucks! Keep your head up...sending happy vibes your way :)

  3. TC - They don't have the gen. admin tix for the twi tour convention yet...I keep checking though...

    Your driving idea has been in the back of my head...since you mentioned it before..thank you!


  4. I am sorry that things are not going well right now but hopefully you will get through it all and make it out better on the other side. I am glad we can be here for you to vent to and that you have such a great and supportive family.

    I agree with twilightcupcake is there a way that you could drive to FFOORRKKSS? It might be cheaper and it could be tons of fun having a road trip with your sister.

  5. Thanks Dangrdafne & LMSE...I think I was just feeling super pissy...There are a lot of people in this world that have it soooooo much worse than any of us. I never made a good amount of $, but to not be able to afford the fun little things is such a stick in my side. It will get better...I have faith.

    xo J

  6. Thanks, bitch. I'd never be found nekkid on a picnic table. Everyone knows I don't go outside. Sheesh.

    Sorry about Life prison raping you. I can sympathize. Hope things start to turn around for you.

  7. I feel ya on the sucky job situation - I hatehatehate my job but it pays the bills (for now) and the job market is craptastic at the moment :( so living life unfulfilled will have to do for the time being - poop

    It will all work out in time tho and you can always whine to us :D even when you have a lot to be thankful for, getting the disappointments off your chest once in awhile is cathartic.

    you've got a good 3-4 months until FFOOOORKKKS! so anything is possible :)

  8. Pickle - You have never commented before! :) Thanks! So you're in San Diego too?

  9. Have you thought about prostitution?
    Just kidding....
    I'm sorry about the job making you sell...the banking industry is the same and I hated it.
    Love the t-shirt! I want "forks or bust" on my bust...lol!

  10. Mrs P. - PMSL! Actually, I live about a 1 mi and a 1/2 from what's called "El Cajon Blvd." It's known here in San Diego as hooker central. Might not be a bad idea....


    Glad you like the shirt!

    xo J

  11. @Jen

    I'm a lurker hehe - very new to the twidom - I am in SD too! Well, i live in laguna beach now but still work in SD and am a born/raised san diegan :D

  12. Jen, I absolutely feel you, because I am in a similar position like you, and sometimes it's just hard to stay positive, isn't it? It's good that you're out there looking to change things, because that's the only way you're going to get where you want to go. I do hope that you find a way to go to Forks, because you do deserve to party like a rock star.

  13. Jen: sorry RL sucks. Hopefully things come together and you're able to do the things you want to do. Trust me when I say I understand where you are right now. I'm currently sitting in my childhood bedroom (way away from my 'home') taking care of my mom who had a fight with a staircare & lost- 1 dislocation & 2 fractures. I've missed two finals, and there are a host of other things that just aren't right. However, ya'll h00rs make me smile and for now- that will do. ((hugs))
    I really hope things work out!

  14. Jen, sorry to hear that work sux. Hope something comes along soon. Am completely hearing ya! I am detesting my job with a passion but again being single mum with 2 kids I can't afford to be reckless and ditch it to do what I like (nobody pays to read and write fanfic and twiblogs - damn)

    Hope you get to go to Fooooorks.. The road trip with your sis sounds like a great idea. We want pics!!!!!

  15. @ Jayla - healing thoughts for your mom (and you).

  16. @Jen, well, you know how I feel, I think. I totally get where you're at. (((((BIG HUGS)))) for you. I hope things start looking up for you soon - I'm going to think some good thoughts for you.
    It's okay to whine sometimes - you KNOW I do it. LMAO - sometimes it just helps to get shit off your chest, you know?
    Speaking of which, I love that tank.
    I would LOVE to party with you in Forks. We'll figure out how to make it happen - I think the road trip idea is a great one.
    I'm sorry you can't afford the other fun stuff - concerts and conventions and whatnot. I know it sucks to be broke. I'm here for you if you ever want to whine some more - I'm good at listening. :)

    @Jayla- yikes! Hope your mom feels better soon. That sounds crazy. Good thoughts for you and your Mom, too.

    Who else wants some?

  17. Well, I'm late reading this and now I don't feel so sorry for you because you got freaking one-day tickets to the convention and will get to see HIM, hear HIM, and watch HIM look at HER!!!!!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you and so jealous all at the same time. XXXOOO

    @Mrs. P - LMAO!!


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